Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Hello everyone! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. Its very easy to make. Quick & Healthy. Its a great meal to have with some toasted pita bread for lunch. Chickpeas are also known at garbanzo beans. They are used in hummus. They are very high in protein and fiber and when added with vegetables it makes a great light & healthy Mediterranean salad. You can use different vegetables such as red peppers, cucumbers, celery, olives and so on. There are a million recipes for this but this is the one I made because of what I had on hand.
1 can of Goya chickpeas, washed & rinsed
1 handful of plain parsley, chopped finely
1 clove of garlic, chopped finely
1 quarter of a small red onion, diced finely
1 large tomato diced finely
1/2 of a yellow bell pepper diced finely
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1/8 of a cup of red wine vinegar
Salt & Pepper for taste

Directions: Add all ingredients together. Add more red wine vinegar to suit your taste. Cool for an hour or two in the fridge then enjoy!

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